Vendekin Technologies and Vianet PLC have partnered to introduce a mobile checkout experience for unattended retail in the U.K., with plans for expansion into other parts of Europe. The innovative technology enables customers to make purchases by scanning a QR code displayed on the machine using their mobile phones, without requiring an app or an internet connection at the machine.
Vendekin Technologies’ patented technology provides a secure, reliable QR code-based mobile payment solution for unattended retail. Their technology is compatible with a wide range of unattended retail machines, including vending machines, electric vehicle chargers, car washes, amusement parks and more.
Vianet PLC, a leading provider of smart vending and telemetry solutions, will be integrating Vendekin's technology into its existing platform, SmartVend. The integration of Vendekin's mobile payment solution with Vianet's SmartVend back-office management software will enable operators to track sales data and inventory levels in real-time, optimize machine performance and improve the overall customer experience.
"We are excited to partner with Vianet to bring our mobile payment solution to drive further growth into the unattended retail market in the U.K.," Aroon Khatter, founder and CEO of Vendekin Technologies, said in the announcement. "Our disruptive technology will provide a seamless mobile checkout experience for customers and help operators increase their sales with a lower capital outlay."
James Dickson, CEO of Vianet PLC, added in the announcement: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Vendekin Technologies to offer our customers an innovative mobile payment solution that is quick, secure, and convenient. This partnership will allow us to expand our offerings and provide our customers with the latest technology in the unattended retail industry."